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Midland Red
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1 of 12  Mon 18th Mar 2013 12:50pm  
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Great news from David Hewer and his band of volunteers in this article in today's Coventry Telegraph, with the official opening of a visitor centre on the site on 12 April 2013 Well done, David & co. Cheers
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woodford
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2 of 12  Mon 18th Mar 2013 5:08pm  
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An interesting article, Midland Red. It's great that somebody was willing to put their savings and time into something so important to them Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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3 of 12  Fri 12th Apr 2013 9:24am  
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The visitor centre is being officially opened today Thumbs up "Visit the castle"
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Garlands Joke Shop
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4 of 12  Thu 31st May 2018 8:21pm  
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I visited the Bagot's Castle site last week - would recommend it to anyone who loves medieval history and/or nature, a real hidden gem (just be aware that there's quite a bit of walking to see the whole site). [Bagot's Castle Website] ^ The castle ruins ^ The WW2 tank testing area Edited by member, 1st Jun 2018 9:37 am
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Midland Red
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5 of 12  Sun 22nd Dec 2019 1:45pm  
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Telegraph article regarding The Lunt Fort
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bohica
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6 of 12  Sun 22nd Dec 2019 4:19pm  
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I went round the Lunt in the late 60s with Annie Osborn School. Unusually for a school trip, it was a Sunday afternoon. Excavations were still going on, and I don't think there was over much there by way of reconstruction. The guy that took us round was one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. I remember being totally fascinated as he brought this wasteland of rubble to life. The teacher even commented to my mum that it was the first time she'd ever seen me so animated. The second part of that trip was into the hangars at the airport. The teacher missed my enthusiasm there, as I later went on to train in the aerospace industry. Edited by member, 22nd Dec 2019 4:20 pm
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Dougie
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7 of 12  Sun 22nd Dec 2019 6:47pm  
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As most know I've been coming down to Coventry since 1960 and the place where the Lunt Fort is was just a big field in those days that we had to walk across to get to my sister-in-law’s VERY old cottage in the middle of the field - no roads in those days. I've asked before from you who know a lot of history in and around Coventry about there ever being a big, big country house of some sort there at one time - in fact there was two and still is. The time I'm talking about, they had never been touched or renovated in any way, they were almost falling down. They looked for all the world like they were just wings of some type of mansion that was left standing. Inside was just one big room covered with oak panelling all round. To this day it's just what I still think, they were moved out and given a council house. When they found the fort later the cottages were done up as you see them today. Also the brother-in-law had his ashes scattered under the big tree that you see in the field.
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pixrobin
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8 of 12  Sun 22nd Dec 2019 8:44pm  
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Is this what you were looking for Dougie Baginton Hall
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Dougie
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9 of 12  Sun 22nd Dec 2019 10:02pm  
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Thanks for your reply, pixrobin. As you may know I'm from out of town so I wouldn't know about Baginton Hall. Just asking, was it on the field by the Roman fort by any chance as I've been round to Lunt Fort to have a look at the old place on one of my trips to Coventry, but looking at the building I wouldn't think the cottages that are there today could have been part of that hall, looking at the brickwork at the front.

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argon
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10 of 12  Sun 22nd Dec 2019 10:31pm  
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After reading pixrobin and Dougie's posts mentioning Baginton Hall, I found this article about it, with a history that I did not know.
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pixrobin
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11 of 12  Sun 22nd Dec 2019 11:28pm  
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To help a little more here's a link to the relative 1906 map Castle, Hall, and Lunt map
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Dougie
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12 of 12  Mon 23rd Dec 2019 5:26pm  
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Thanks again, pixrobin, you’re a top man coming up with this Thumbs up I knew there was more to the sister-in-law’s cottage than all the family did way back in 1960 and I would like to think you've put my mind at rest with your last link. Here I’ve uploaded this clip, if I'm wrong about these two cottages will someone let me know (I've looked at your photo, they are good).

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